New Fiction Release Shares Trauma of Sudden Loss, Love’s Power to Heal; Book by Laurie Bellesheim

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When Emily becomes a victim of Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy, she's not the only victim. Her boyfriend Stephen and best friend Abigail are shattered by the tragedy in this tale newly released by Dog Ear Publishing. The two survivors try to find a way to move past her death but struggle for years before managing to find peace in the aftermath of the loss.

Dog Ear Publishing releases "Surviving Emily" by Laurie Bellesheim.

Surviving Emily is based on author Laurie Bellesheim’s personal experience with Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy.

When Abigail went to wake her best friend Emily, she had no concept of the nightmarish horror she was about to encounter; unbeknownst to Abigail, Emily suffered from epilepsy, and she was the victim of Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy. Emily’s death left a void in Abigail’s life, but Abigail was not the only one affected by the loss in this new book. Emily’s longtime boyfriend, Stephen, was shattered by the loss of the girl he planned to marry. In the years that pass, the two survivors find different ways to cope with their friend’s death. Stephen tries to drown his sorrows in booze, drugs and meaningless encounters with faceless women; eventually, he pulls his life together, but he finds himself unable to commit to love again. Abigail buries her sadness so deep even her husband doesn’t fully understand her loss; Abigail herself doesn’t realize how badly she was hurt by the events of her past until she encounters a client with epilepsy through her work in the Department of Children and Families.

Newly pregnant and struggling to deal with her epileptic client, Abigail crosses paths with Stephen once more. Stephen is in a foundering relationship with a caring and supportive nurse, but he finds himself unable to commit to the level his girlfriend, Carolina, needs and deserves. Through a series of amazing events, Stephen and Abigail manage to find peace with the events of that tragic day so long ago as well as the fortitude to continue on the paths their lives had laid before them. Full of heartbreak and loss but ultimately hope, Surviving Emily is a compelling story that explores the meaning of everlasting friendship and the healing power of love.

Surviving Emily is based on author Laurie Bellesheim’s personal experience with Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy; at the age of 18, Bellesheim lost a close friend to this silent killer. Prior to writing this, her first novel, Bellesheim worked as a social worker with the Department of Children and Families. A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor’s degree in social work, Bellesheim resides in rural Connecticut with her husband and their three children.

For more information, visit http://www.SurvivingEmily.com

SURVIVING EMILY
Laurie Bellesheim

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-562-1                        312 pages                         $13.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere

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